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A stealthy color capturing shot of a Rose-Ringed Parakeet resting on a temple in Lonar, Maharashtra, India. Parakeets, Parrots, Colourful Birds, Albino, Amsterdam, Temple, Exotic, Indian, Blue

A stealthy color capturing shot of a Rose-Ringed Parakeet resting on a temple in Lonar, Maharashtra, India.

Stone stairway up to Karla and Bhaja Cave Temples just outside of Lonavla, Maharashtra, India. Climbing up these steps I knew I was about to reach spiritual heights, and the moments of solitude exceeded my expectations. A slice of heaven, simply. Next Holiday, Stairway To Heaven, To Reach, Pilgrim, Solitude, Stairways, Climbing, The Outsiders, Spirituality

Stone stairway up to Karla and Bhaja Cave Temples just outside of Lonavla, Maharashtra, India. Climbing up these steps I knew I was about to reach spiritual heights, and the moments of solitude exceeded my expectations. A slice of heaven, simply.

The Temple's Gaurdian Meteor Crater, Hindu Temple, He Day, Bending, The Guardian, Temples, Meditation, Stones, India

A man who chooses to serve his days as the guardian of one of the Hindu temples inside the meteor crater landing site of Lonar, Maharashtra, India. As I shot this, he stayed completely still, meditating on energies of the ancient spirits hidden within the high velocity stones, the alkaline water, the echoes in the air and the bending trees.

The most adorable mischievous eyes of a child in Bilaspur, Chattisghar, India. Ice Cream, India, Eyes, Children, No Churn Ice Cream, Young Children, Goa India, Boys, Icecream Craft

The most adorable mischievous eyes of a child in Bilaspur, Chattisghar, India.

Shot in Mysore Market on a busy day. The man in this vendor greeted me with a salam and gracefully allowed me to take his photo. Mysore, Light In The Dark, The Man, Inspire, India, Marketing, Black And White, History, Create

Shot in Mysore Market on a busy day. The man in this vendor greeted me with a salam and gracefully allowed me to take his photo.

A Sadhu smoking his chillum amongst his scarce belongings, in a small alleyway between the ancient mystical ghats on the Holy River Ganges of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. Alleyway, Varanasi, Ganja, Shiva, Mystic, India, Hair Styles, 1970s, Smoking

A Sadhu smoking his chillum amongst his scarce belongings, in a small alleyway between the ancient mystical ghats on the Holy River Ganges of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Ancient rock domes of a mosque resting on the edge of a cliff! An epic view from the top of a volcanic mountain in Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park, Gujarat, India. Mosque, Cliff, Kerala, Grand Canyon, Mountain, India, Rock, Country, Architecture

Ancient rock domes of a mosque resting on the edge of a cliff! An epic view from the top of a volcanic mountain in Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park, Gujarat, India.

The first shot I took on a 3 month solo journey through India. I sat at a roadside stall having a spicy 45 rupee meal, when I caught the stunning eyes of this little boy being showered by his mother. His spirit speaks for itself. Stunning Eyes, Little Boys, Spicy, Meal, Journey, India, Children, Pictures, Young Children

The first shot I took on a 3 month solo journey through India. I sat at a roadside stall having a spicy 45 rupee meal, when I caught the stunning eyes of this little boy being showered by his mother. His spirit speaks for itself.

The charming groom during his traditional Hindu wedding, in a small village in Bihar, undergoing the ceremony to win over his bride's hand. I felt priveleged to be photographing this day for them! Groom, Felt, India, Traditional, Bride, Wedding, Fashion, Wedding Bride, Valentines Day Weddings

The charming groom during his traditional Hindu wedding, in a small village in Bihar, undergoing the ceremony to win over his bride's hand. I felt priveleged to be photographing this day for them!

The Cursed Cobra Hampi India, Three Days, Creepy, Snake, Palm, Elephant, Traveling, Creatures, Basket

The cursed cobra that was foreshadowed by warnings of illness from a palm reader one day before in Hampi, India. In the morning after washing with an elephant in a river, I shot this cobra coming out of the basket of the snake charmer on the staircase of the ghat. One sharp look and it struck my traveling partner with the predicted sickness for three days! A beautifully creepy creature.

Buddhist monks chanting whilst performing a ritual at the large head of a laying statue of Gautama in Kushinagar, the place where he passed away. Buddhist Monk, India, Statue, Painting, Goa India, Painting Art, Paintings, Painted Canvas, Sculptures

Buddhist monks chanting whilst performing a ritual at the large head of a 12-foot laying statue of Gautama in Kushinagar, the place where he passed away.

Sunrise at the southernmost tip of India in the city of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu Provence, where three bodies of water meet. An epic scene I shared with hundreds of local people who gather to watch father sun awake and then bathe in the mingling waters to start their day. Kanyakumari, Tower Bridge, Provence, Statue Of Liberty, Bodies, Sunrise, Father, Scene, Meet

Sunrise at the southernmost tip of India in the city of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu Provence, where three bodies of water meet. An epic scene I shared with hundreds of local people who gather to watch father sun awake and then bathe in the mingling waters to start their day.

View from the top of a boulder strewn cliff, looking over the rice fields and mountains in the distance of Hampi, during sunset. Hampi, Cliff, Bouldering, Fields, Distance, Blessed, Rice, India, Celestial

View from the top of a boulder strewn cliff, looking over the rice fields and mountains in the distance of Hampi, during sunset. Blessed

Up close and personal shot of the pretty peacock with its glamourous rich blue toned colors and dramatic frock! Frocks, Peacock, Glamour, India, Colors, Pretty, Blue, Goa India, Peacocks

Up close and personal shot of the pretty peacock with its glamourous rich blue toned colors and dramatic frock!

Sunrise on the black sand beach of Udvada, Gujarat, in low tide. Surreal last morning of my three months in India! Sand Beach, Black Sand, Surrealism, Sunrise, India, Explore, Outdoor, Art, Outdoors

Sunrise on the black sand beach of Udvada, Gujarat, in low tide. Surreal last morning of my three months in India!

A beautiful flowering plant in the botanical gardens of the Nilgiri Hills, India. Its petals romanced me and I was mesmerized by its colors! Botanical Gardens, Planting Flowers, Bloom, India, Rose, Colors, Plants, Beautiful, Goa India

A beautiful flowering plant in the botanical gardens of the Nilgiri Hills, India. Its petals romanced me and I was mesmerized by its colors!